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This 8.5m bronze statue by Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović captures the powerful spirit of Bishop Gregory. It is located in a small park right outside the northern gate of Diocletian's Palace. Bishop Grgur Ninski (a.k.a. Gregory of Nin) was the head of the Nin Church...More
Although the statue itself is not a chef-d'oeuvre by any standards, its size make it an interesting draw.
It is by far Metrovic's best work that you can see in Split. If you find this statue average, don't bother visiting the museum dedicated to him,...More
This lovely statue stands tall on the entrance gate to the old city.
It was very busy around the statue but i was able to get some photographs of this giant statue.
It looks very impressive standing high over the old town.
Worth a look...More
This statue of a medieval bishop with one finger raised in protest greeted us when we exited the palace. These statues mostly have a nose or a toe people live to touch or rub for good luck and take pictures. Very nice
A medieval bishop, he challenged the Pope in 925 (a big deal at the time) and introduced religious services in the native tongue because the Masses held in Latin were not understood by the general population. Let's face it, it's hard to convert someone if...More
Meštrović is an important 20th c. sculptor whose stuatues can be found all over the world (eg downtown Chicago). One of the most annoying thing about the summer visitor tsunami, to us Split locals that is, is crowds of people hogging the big toe, which...More